Minstrels on the go
A truck is their stage and the passerby on the noon hour their audience. Never mind that horns and all other daytime noises nearly drown thier audio… you can still hear these men and women sing poplar film numbers, makeing heads turn and putting a smile on people’s faces as they rush by.
The mobile orchestra of the visually challenged can be spotted in Luz, Mahalingapuram and elsewhere on any given day, come rain or shine. Performing with a PA system whioch is not too loud..The singers perch on a stool and give a mix of both old and new numbers.On occasions people stop by to request a song or two, and the minstrels are always obliging. Contributions are voluntary. As a shop keeper I spoke to in the vicinity said, “The singers put all of us in a good mood, and give us a break from momentary tensions.”
Chennai on a song. :-)
PS: Sorry about the poor qulaity of the picture taken in Luz.. my celcam acted up…